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Hennepin Canal Bike Paths
The Hennepin Canal Parkway follows an old towpath that was actually never used, although the locks and aqueducts are in still in place. It was originally built to link the Illinois and Mississippi rivers. The 105-mile path is level and easy; however, water is scarce along the way (found only at locks 21, 22 and the Visitor Center), so be sure to bring plenty, especially during hot days. The landscape varies from forest to grasslands to marsh to farmland, and the trail is particularly pleasing during fall, when the leaves are changing colors. The Hennepin Canal Parkway has become a cyclist's paradise and an exceptional spot for fishing, birding, horseback riding and a wealth of outdoor recreation.
Hennepin Canal Parkway State Park
The Hennepin Canal State Park, a 104-mile linear park, is a rustic, historic, educational, and recreational jewel spanning five counties and includes the entire width of Henry County with access points in Annawan, Atkinson, Geneseo, and Colona. It offers an up-close look at a fascinating piece of transportation history. It is popular with bicyclists who ride from town to town exploring the history, dining, lodging, and entertainment possibilities as they travel. The canal multi-purpose recreational trail is a portion of the American Discovery Trail, a 6,800-mile coast-to-coast trail devoted to non-motorized use. It is also part of the Grand Illinois Trail, a 535-mile loop through northern Illinois. The tree-lined park is a refuge with prairie restorations and wetlands slicing through corn and soybean farmland. Home to diverse flora and fauna, it has become a favorite for bird watchers and prairie enthusiasts. It offers numerous year-round opportunities to boat, hike, bike, fish, ride horseback, snowmobile, ice skate, and cross-country ski. Explore Henry County’s jewel – the Hennepin Canal. In wintertime experience the longest snowmobile trail in the state -- 91 miles on the tow path. You can use the ice at your own risk, but pay heed to the locks, bridges and culverts where the ice likely is thinner than the rest of the canal. Bring your blades, skating along the canal is free! Keep in mind the rule is there must be 4" of snow and 6" of frost on canal for route to be open. Call the Visitor Center for automated message.
Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail
The Hennepin Feeder Canal Trail located just south of Rock Falls is where you will pick up this medium to difficult trail. Cyclists, hikers and anglers come to enjoy the stocked waters, the peaceful wooded banks and the abundance of bird life. As the trail heads south toward the rural countryside the path frees itself from the throngs of people allowing you to enjoy the serene environment all to yourself.
Hoffman's Patterns of the Past
Hoffman’s Patterns of the Past (located in historic Princeton,Illinois) is home to the “Sea of China,” a unique treasure trove of china and crystal patterns dating back to the 19th century; most of it new “store stock” patterns acquired directly from the manufacturer. Hoffman's has been a Princeton institution since 1944, when the J. A. Murphey family purchased the business, which had existed since the mid 1800s. Patterns of the Past also offers appraisals and has one of the largest gift shops in central Illinois, stocking over 75 of the major collectible lines, including Swarovski, Jim Shore, Fenton, Department 56, and Willow Tree by Demdaco. Store hours are 9 to 5, Monday through Saturday, with special holiday hours. Large or small groups are welcome; for best service, please call or e-mail in advance since the research process can take some time.
Hollow Crest Farm
Full-service training facility. We welcome visitors to our farm to see beautiful Arabian horses, take lessons, or just visit. Call or go to our website for more information and check us out on Facebook.
Hornbaker Gardens is a family owned and operated nursery specializing in perennial flowers. Large collections of hostas, daylilies, iris and other perennials draw plant enthusiasts from all over the Midwest to this nursery in the country. Whatever we get interested in as gardeners, we seem to start providing for our customers as well. Thus, the offerings of granite and pottery, bronze sculptures and rusty metal artwork. In 2008, we put up a new building which we call The Shop at Hornbaker Gardens. It is stocked with garden art and other garden accessories where you are sure to find something unique for your garden.
How Sweet It Is
We specialize in anything sweet including cookies, candies, cakes & cupcakes plus custom baking. We also offer free wifi and fresh brewed coffee. Large & special orders welcome.
Hunters Ridge Golf Course
A beautiful mature 18-hole public course, perfect for group outings! Featuring a practice driving range, putting green, locker rooms, cocktail lounge, rolling hills and tree-lined fairways!
Indian Mounds State Historic Site
One of the largest prehistoric Hopewell Mounds group in Illinois - interpretive brochures on site.
Inn Of Sterling
Large renovated guest rooms, refrigerators in all rooms. Spacious suites with full kitchettes. Coin laundry on site, also long term units available.
Jim Ardvini Boat Launch Park
Boat ramps into Lake Sinnissippi area of Rock River. Picnic tables, scenic river view, adjacent to Hennepin Canal State Park.
JP's Landing Bar & Grill
We’re located right along Rt 84 on the Great River Road and also have outside seating with a great view of the Mississippi River. We cater to boaters, bikers and everyone in between. so visit by car, bike or boat!
Karen Vroman, MWS/Added Touch Gallery
Gallery. Appointment preferred.
Kidder Music Service
A provider of musical instrument sales, rentals and repairs as well as lessons, print music and accessories of all kinds.
Kirby Henning Pharmacy
Kirby-Henning Pharmacy is a prompt, friendly service offering an expanded selection of unique and fun gifts (such as Klutz activity books, Gamewright games, and eeBoo children's items) as well as cards, candy, gourmet dips and spreads and other assorted gift giving ideas. In addition Kirby's has prescriptions and health care for the whole family.
Kramer's Chuck Wagon and Catering
You thought our lunches were so good we decided to serve breakfast, too! Start your day with egg casserole or biscuits and gravy, then come on back for lunch! We have a super salad bar, great sandwiches (prepared with our own baked bread!), homemade potato chips (yes, some are flavored) and excellent soups. And don't forget the daily specials! We can also cater your special event. Just give us a call.
Krieger's Clock Shop
Krieger's Clock Shop offers professional repairs on clocks, watches and jewelry. All work done in-house.
Lee County Genealogical Society
Dedicated to promoting family history and helping people in their genealogical research, the society's archives are housed in the Family Tree Center.
Leisure Lake Campground
68 full hookup sites, of which 32 are pull-thru. All are 20 & 30 amp. Hookup (50 amp available), pay phones, full laundry.
Lincoln Manahan Museum
Abraham Lincoln, then 47, came to Sterling to speak at a rally for presidential candidate, John C. Fremont. On July 18, 1856, a twist of fate brought Mr. Lincoln to the home of Sheriff William Manahan to spend the night. He slept on a sofa with two chairs placed at its end to accommodate his long legs. In the morning he graciously thanked his host and left Sterling for a speaking engagement in Chicago and the rest is history! The home has been restored and its interior, furnishings, and facade reflect the time when Lincoln visited in the late 1850s.
This memorial commemorates Lincoln's 1832 service in the Black Hawk War, and consists of a bronze figure of Lincoln as a 23-year-old captain. The statue was dedicated in 1930 during the centennial celebration of the town of Dixon.
Down home service features home baked bread and rolls, home cooked soups and entrees. Specials are served daily. “The Nest” is a specialty; ask about it! Breakfast served all day on Saturday.
Authentic, homemade Mexican cuisine and some of the best margaritas you will ever have! Big menu selection features lunch and daily specials (drink specials, too!), complimentary chips with homemade salsa. Family friendly and very budget friendly.
Lost Nation Golf Club
This beautiful 18-hole course with large, smooth greens and rolling hills is open to the public, and offers a pro shop and restaurant.
Step back in time in the Loveland Museum and get a glimpse of Dixon and Lee County history. See exhibits from the life of "Father" John Dixon, the Blackhawk War, Civil War and other conflicts, local industry and attractions, the Truesdell Bridge disaster and President Ronald Reagan.
Featuring 240 acres, Nature Center, parking, boat launches and Rock River access, fishing, hiking, nature preserve, cross-country skiing, shelters, grills, playground equipment, and more. Ronald Reagan saved 77 lives here as a lifeguard during his boyhood years.
Providing flowers for all occasions. Beautiful gift shop includes many collectibles, flower arrangements and specialty gifts. Christmas time brings beautiful poinsettias and live garland and wreaths.
M and M Bed and Breakfast
2 bedroom B&B serving continental breakfast. We also have a covered outdoor fire pit and covered parking for motorcycles. Pets and children welcome. Complete country getaway.
Main Street Wine Cellar
We offer wines, specialty beers, cheese and chocolates. You can bring in food or have it delivered, and we can pair it with wine from our selection, or you can choose your own.
Martin's Steaks & Spirits
Martin's offers a wide variety of dining options, but what we are really famous for is our steaks! If you want something light to start the evening, check out our scrumptious dinner salad with soon-to-be famous Blue Cheese and Caesar Dressing! If it is entertainment you are looking for, then belly up to the bar and enjoy a large list of cocktails and premium spirits poured by the best bartenders in the area. While you are here, enjoy the atmosphere and take in our live entertainers who play from the balcony nightly. We look forward to serving you!
Mautino State Fish and Wildlife Area
Encompasses 871 acres of mostly unreclaimed strip-mining land. The area is dotted with some 15 stocked lakes for fishing. Be aware that shore access is limited and that shorelines tend to drop off suddenly into deep water.
McCormick's Nursery & Florist
Providing flowers for all occasions and large nursery with many varieties of plants. Will provide landscaping consultations and landscape services. They have a large gift shop and wreaths and roping at Christmas time.
Mendota Hills Campground
More than a campground, hit a golf ball, take a golf lesson, catch a fish or hayrack ride, swim, dance, hike row/paddle a boat, play basketball, horseshoes, video games and pool or kickback with a campfire. We have 130 acres to do it all.
Mendota Hills Campground
Rustic, laid back family campground. Hayrack rides, horseshoes, swimming, frog jumping, convenient store, and church.
Morrison-Rockwood State Park
Timbered, 1150-acre state park with 77-acre lake stocked with a variety of fish. Class A, 92-site campground with shower building and all sites with electricity. Separate equestrian campground.
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill
Mr. Tequila Bar & Grill offers the best in Mexican food. Our menu includes chimichangas, enchiladas, burritos, quesadillas, fajitas and several other Mexican dishes.
Neil & Shorty's BBQ
Neil and Shorty's BBQ offers mouthwatering beef briskets, pulled pork sandwiches and baby back ribs.
New River Model Railroad Museum
See model trains in operation, an HO-scale model of the Chesapeake & Ohio RR circa 1950s West Virginia, and running diesel and steam locomotives on a double main line.
A lovely four square Guest House located one block from Prophetstown State Park on the banks of the Rock River. The large front porch is your first friendly hello as you enter this home away from home. With four bedrooms and a three season sleeping porch it's the perfect place for a small or large gathering of family or friends. If you're in the area exploring or home for a family event the North House is an excellent option for your day, week or month long needs. Also, consider the North House for bridal and baby showers, birthday celebrations, anniversary receptions, meetings and more.
Northland Mall is the only enclosed shopping center between Rockford and the Quad Cities. Includes large stores like JCPenney and Bergners as well as 20 other specialty shops.
Northwest Territory Historic Center
The Northwest Territory Historic Center is a History Research and Learning Center housed in President Ronald Reagan's boyhood South Central School; located in his hometown of Dixon, Illinois. Beautifully restored with the dedicated support of the townspeople and Reagan colleagues, the Center is proudly affiliated with the Smithsonian Institution and houses the Veterans History Project Regional Center, auditorium, research library, historical exhibits, art gallery, surround-sound theater and museum store. A visit to the Northwest Territory Historic Center includes: The Unchanged Land-an interactive exhibit on Native American & Black Hawk War; The Changing Land-an interactive exhibit on early American Farming; Ronald Reagan's Restored Classroom; Rock River Assembly Diorama; Chautauqua Assembly Building Model; Earth from Space Poster Exhibit; President Reagan History Room, changing historical exhibits, a museum store and much more.
O'Connell's Yogi Bear Jellystone Park
287 acres of clean camping. Large pull-thru site with 50 amp electric available. Daily activities June-August. Swimming, mini golf, water slide, 5 comfort stations, laundromats, and Yogi Bear. Rustic cabins and furnished park model trailers, and cindy's deluxe cottage in a clean family campground.
O'Nell Agriculture Museum
This museum features exhibits of local history and antique farm tools.
Offers boat access to the Rock River, with a 50-ft. renovated boat launch. During the summer season, offers boat gas, concessions, paddleboat/rowboat/canoe rentals as well as 2 large shelters for family reunions and parties,
Oriental Gardens offers family gourmet dinners and daily specials. They have been serving Princeton for over 20 years.
Fine dining in an upscale beautiful atmosphere. We offer daily specials and incorporate locally grown seasonal fresh fruits and vegetables.
Owen Lovejoy Homestead
The Owen Lovejoy Homestead, built in 1838 was the home of the famous abolitionist minister. Part of the Underground Railroad, rooms are furnished with period furniture and visitors can peer into the hidden area above the stairs where runaway slaves hid. The 1849 Colton One-Room Schoolhouse is behind the house. Located on East Peru Street a half mile from downtown Princeton. Call for dates and times open.
Paone's Blackhawk Lanes
This bowling alley features 20 lanes, a pro shop and a lounge.
Home cooking at its best with many daily specials, homemade desserts and soups in a casual atmosphere.
On 40 acres of pine trees, the camp welcomes trailers, RVs and more.
Prairie Hill Barn Bed and Breakfast
A historic home, circa 1834, bed and breakfast, and riding retreat (capacity 16 guests) featuring antique-filled rooms, homemade continental breakfast, English riding instruction, and over 90 miles of scenic trails.
Primitive-style furniture made by hand with simple, straight lines. It’s all new, but we make it look old. We can build entertainment centers, TV stands, kitchen tables, bar tables, sofa tables, coffee tables, end tables, bookcases, bunk beds, dressers, windowpanes, stools, benches, hutches, storage chests, hall trees, quilt racks and small home decor items.
Prime Quarter Steakhouse
Looking for a night out with great food? How about "grilling you own" at the Prime Quarter Steak House. Choose from the finest cuts of USDA Choice beef or try one of our succlulent seafood selections. Enjoy an endless salad bar, baked potato & Texas toast while you enjoy the relaxed, casual atmosphere.
Princeton Main Street
Two and a half miles of magnificent shopping! Unique specialty shops, antique malls and services. So many shops...so little time.
Princeton Public Library
Princeton's Library contains an outstanding collection of Bureau County genalogical referencematerial including history books, census and cemetery records, indexed newspaper, city directories, atlases, and family histories. New location and building at 698 East Peru Street.
Prophet Hills Country Club
Built in 1966, this semi-private, 18-hole golf course is situated on extremely hilly terrain, and features a putting green and chipping area.
Prophetstown Park District Pool & Recreational Center
Indoor/outdoor pool with aerobic classes and open swims. Rec Center has volleyball and basketball courts.
Prophetstown State Recreation Area
Boat ramp, shower facilities, picnic grounds and RV dump station. Playground equipment.
When you’re in the market for comfort foods in Annawan, the Purple Onion is your spot. The homemade pies are a must-order item.
Quilt Supplies For U
We have a large assortment of beautiful fabric and other items to fit your quilting needs. Our staff has over 20 years of professional quilting experience and we are ready to assist you
Rawshu'a Organic Market
Rawshu’a is a vegetarian-friendly eatery, juice bar, water bar and organic market. Open from 8a to 6p Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday and from noon to 6p on Saturday.
Red Apple Restaurant
Providing breakfast anytime, homemade soups and more.
Red Covered Bridge
This covered bridge is located 1 1/2 miles north of Princeton on Rt. 26. One of five remaining covered bridges in Illinois, this bridge was built in 1863 and is still open to traffic. It crosses Big Bureau Creek and was once part of the Peoria-Galena Trail. This beautiful landmark is a delight for artists, photograpers and nature lovers. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The 149 foot span was built at a cost of $3,148.57.
Richmond Hill Players Theatre
Barn is located atop the bluff in Geneseo since 1968. The group's actors, directors, backstage personnel, support staff, and audience are drawn from 60 mile radius that includes cities in Illinois and Iowa.
Rock Falls Percussion Palooza
Percussion Palooza, an educational and entertainment event featuring a solo and ensemble competition for snare drum, melodic percussion, multi-percussion and drum set for middle and high school students and post-secondary level percussionists, will be held Feb 28th from noon to 7pm at Rock Falls High School. Also performing at the Premier Showcase are percussion ensembles and drum lines from throughout Northern Illinois and Eastern Iowa. The annual Louie Bellson Inspiration Award will also be given to honor the heritage of Rock Falls own Louie Bellson, the world renown & legendary percussionist who was born in Rock Falls.
Rock Falls Super 8
63 unit motel, 24 hour desk clerk, smoking/non-smoking, continental breakfast
Rock River Miniatures
This miniature horse farm is located in Whiteside County.
Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises Happy Trails
Five acres of walking paths, water gardens, a green house, five-hole miniture golf, swings, and gardens were all designed and maintained by the developmentally disabled clients of the Rock River Valley Self Help Enterprises.
Rock River Valley Skydivers, Inc.
Student training. Tandem & sport/fun jumping. Demonstration jumping for events. USPA group member drop zone. Two Cessna C182 jump planes, visitors welcomed. Located at the Whiteside County Airport.
Rogers Hunting Club, Inc.
Established in 1957 - public hunting, plus memberships for pheasant, quail, wild turkey, doves and deer in season. Hunter Safety Course for ages 16 & under - held the second weekend in October.
Ronald Reagan Birthplace & Museum
This quaint apartment, featuring the bedroom where the President was born, restored and decorated to its original 1900's style, sits on the second floor at the site of the First National Bank which has also been restored. Next door is a gift store and museum of Reagan memorabilia.
Ronald Reagan Boyhood Home and Visitors Center
Tour the restored home that the Reagan family resided in from 1920-1923, and meander through the Visitor Center and Gift Shop which features books and gifts highlighting the Reagan legacy. The tour includes the four-room Presidential Timeline exhibit and the viewing of a Reagan biographical video.
Located west of Sterling & Rock Falls on Rt. 30 & 2.
Sandy Pine Elk Farm
Surrounded by a ridge covered with thousands of pine trees, Sandy Pine has some of the largest and top-ranked elk bulls in the Midwest. Take a tour through the pasture and snap some photos.
During Christmas, Sherwood Forest is adorned with decorations and twinkling lights. Any time of year view a variety of animals, including turkeys, rabbits, peacocks, llamas, and miniature goats and deer.
Silver City Treasures
Silver City Treasures offers antiques and collectibles in the grand tradition of all purveyors of objects d'art and objects d'junque, they buy sell and trade just about anything of value although theyhave a personal penchant for the odd and unusual, the grotesque and goofy. The stranger the item, the better they like it! On any given day you might find a silver tea kettle from the 1700s, a brass hook shaped like a mermaid, a hand-carved African fertility god, an ultra-cool set of vinyl and aluminum rock 'n' roll bar stool or a reproduction Andy Warhol poster. A Peter Max maybe-maybe-not reproduction poster and much more! Silver City Treasures is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. every day of the week except Thursday.
Smith Studio and Gallery
Stop in …enjoy whimsical paper mache sculptures and hand colored prints by David Smith; resident artist and art teacher. Explore our ever-growing selection of diverse artwork by innovative Midwest artists. We offer art classes for children, adults, and private groups. We are also available for social gatherings, meetings, and birthday parties. Our goal is to be a gathering place for the community and visitors, so that visual arts might enrich everyone’s life.
Check out this great local establishment featuring delicious sandwiches & sides; gyros & hot dogs; Chicago style pizza.
St. Peter's Episcopal Church
The second-oldest Episcopal church in the state of Illinois was built in 1849 of locally quarried limestone, and is a unique combination of Gothic and Greek architecture.
State Street Café
Homemade soups, daily specials, and freshly baked goods are just a few of the reasons to give this locally-owned stop a try.
Sterling Mural Society
The town of Sterling features 10 colorful murals in its downtown area that depict the history of the community.
Sterling-Rock Falls Historical Society Museum
This local museum explores the history of Sterling and Rock Falls.
Super 8 Motel Princeton
Super 8 Motel in Princeton offers a seasonal heated pool, queen beds, HBO, CNN, ESPN, laundry facilities, hot tub suites and high speed internet. See you along the way. Take Exit 56 of I-80 then North
Unique floral designs, exquisite silk florals enhance all decors and lifestyles. Accent lamps, framed prints, decorative home accessories all beautifully displayed.
Family and Tradition. That says it all when describing Sweeties Caramel Creations. The chocolate and caramel recipes used by our grandmother are the foundation for our irresistible sweet treats. Our items are hand made the old fashioned way; one at a time with a loving touch. At Sweeties we do not "mass produce" nor do we "stock-pile" any of our products. To assure the freshness of our creations, it is Sweeties policy to make your sweet treats only after we receive your order.
Tampico Area Historical Museum
This museum that focuses on the Tampico area features exhibits related to schools, agriculture, prominent families and businesses. Items on display include newspapers, funeral records and memorabilia.
Fine gifts and ladies casual to business apparel.
That Place on Palmyra Pub & Grill
Formerly Bombdigity Bar & Grill, we still offer the best food and drinks your money can buy and we now offer an enhanced menu that includes a variety of entrees such as chicken, steak, pork chops, wraps & salads.
The Barn at Allen Acres Wedding and Reception Venue
The Barn at Allen Acres Wedding and Reception Venue sits on 3 and 1/2 acres just on the edge of town in Rock Falls IL. The property is surrounded by a cornfield and offers a serene tranquil destination for your wedding and reception. The property is less than a 5 minute drive to restaurants and hotels. The Dairy Barn was built in the 1920's and restored in 2011. It boasts a beautiful 26 foot vaulted ceiling in the upstairs haymow with some of its original architecture still intact. During the process of the restoration, reclaimed barn wood and reclaimed hardware were used whenever possible, maintaining the rustic feel of the Barn. We've added a 5 foot wide set of stairs leading to the upstairs space and a small deck with stairs, off of the back of the Barn, giving the bride a dramatic entrance down the aisle and to the alter. The upstairs haymow has a capacity of 150 people for a wedding ceremony. The downstairs area, where the dairy cows were kept, in the early years of the barn, also has a capacity for 150 people.
The Basil Tree Ristorante
Fine dining Italian restaurant located in the heart of the city. Beautifully renovated historic building with authentic Italian cuisine and wine list.
The Big Apple Family Restaurant
Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily homemade specials, Children's menu and senior citizens specials. Large breakfast menu served all day! Family owned and operated. Just south of I-80.
The Canal House
Large country style, comfy, cozy, family orientated and child friendly Bed and Breakfast. Beautfully decorated five bedroom (some with private bath), pool table, three fireplaces and exercise room. Full breakfast. Also Family Suite with fireplace.
The Coffee Garden
A unique coffee and tea gift shop with bakery serving fresh made scones, pies and muffins. All within a faithfully restored 1879 Queen Anne Victorian home.
Located in Rock Falls Uptown District, The Cooler is attracting regional & nationally known bands and is a great bar featuring live music every weekend!
The Crafter's Mill
At The Crafter's Mill, located in Behrens’ Country Village, we give you not only great product and great value, but also great service. If you love beautiful decorative pieces, heartwarming keepsakes or one-of-a-kind accessories, you need to visit The Crafter's Mill. Among the items offered are seasonal decorations, country and wood primitive items, 14KT gold and sterling silver personalized bracelets and picture frames, lawn art. New Items arriving daily.
The Dutch Diner Family Restaurant
Casual family dining specializing in home-made pies. Excellent hot meals with large portions.